Monday, April 29, 2013 , Updated 12:36 p.m., May 10, 2013
UPDATED: Pearl Cup moves into Dallas Arts District May 13
For now, it's the Arts District's only cafe.
DOWNTOWN DALLAS Last May, we reported that the AT&T Performing Arts Center would add a box office with an information center that would include free wifi and an as-yet-announced coffee shop. The PAC announced today that popular Dallas-based company, The Pearl Cup, was chosen to fill the vendor space.
[UPDATE: The new Pearl Cup and the information center will both open Monday, May 13.]
Founded on Henderson Avenue, The Pearl Cup began its city-wide proliferation with a satellite operation downtown at St. Paul Place. Owners recently opened a location in Richardson, and an additional location is planned for West Dallas' coming Sylvan|Thirty development.
While there are a few Starbucks locations in the general area, when the Box Office opens next month, its Pearl Cup component will be the only cafe located within the Arts District. Patrons can enjoy coffee, tea, light bites, and pastries at cafe tables and chairs in Sammons Park, which is also the location of free Thursday afternoon Patio Session concerts in the spring and fall. The center will also have ping-pong and foosball tables.
The new box office opens next month a few yards off Flora Street between the Meyerson Symphony Center and the Winspear Opera House. Its Pearl Cup cafe will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Saturdays and Sundays one hour before matinee performances and two hours before evening performances. Pearl Cup will close one hour following performances.
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